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Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a name and number in case they need more details.

South Peninsula Hospital is accepting proposals for an onsite coffee/espresso vendor at its main facility location at 4300 Bartlett Street. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., July 10. Guidelines and requirements are at www.sphosp.org or by contacting Glenn Radeke, Facilities Director, at 235-0351.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the 2019 Fourth of July Parade. The theme is “Homer Grown,” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Homer Farmers Market and the increasing popularity of locally-grown-food businesses. Applications are available online at https://www.homeralaska.org/4th-of-july-parade.html or in person at the Chamber. The parade will take place on Pioneer Avenue on Thursday, July 4, starting at 6 p.m. Call 235-7740 or email info@homeralaska.org with questions.

The second annual Homer Pride Walk will take place at noon on Saturday, June 22, at WKFL Park to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City, which launched the modern LBGTQ+ rights movement.

The event kicks off at WKFL Park at 11 a.m. with face-painting, a musical performance and speeches. At noon, walkers will head down Lake Street, across Beluga Slough and along Ocean Drive to the corner of B Street, where there will be more festivities, including a barbecue and family-friendly outdoor games. At 3 p.m. the party will move to Bishop’s Beach Pavilion for a shared bonfire, music and potluck, with ad-hoc musical performances, including karaoke, strongly encouraged.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Homer Annex has moved to its new location at 638 East Pioneer Ave. in the Homer Borough Maintenance building east of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. The annex door is to the right of the double garage doors. For more information call 235-9837.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

The Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild is sponsoring a Trunk Show of Quilts by renowned quilt instructor Victoria Findlay Wolfe. The Trunk Show is being held on Friday, June 21 from 7-8 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Ave., Soldotna. This event is open to the public at no charge.

Kenai Peninsula Votes tidbit:

Will you be able to vote on Tuesday, Oct. 1? That is the date for the next city, borough and state elections. In this tidbit, Kenai Peninsula Votes asks that if you’re not sure if you can vote on this date, you have a little homework to do. This homework involves going to the Alaska Division of Elections website, http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ and checking out the section on “How Do I ……?” In that section, you can find out if you are registered to vote, see if your voter information is current, apply for an absentee ballot, or even register to vote online if you aren’t registered. This date is still months away, but procrastination is a habit that a lot of us share. At the very least, please pass this information on to at least one other person you know and ask them if they will be able to vote on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The word of mouth is a powerful ally to encourage everyone to vote.

Ultimate Frisbee group meets Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Homer High School turf field. Contact: Sunny at 441-0314.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities are now open seven days a week through September. Hours are 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Avenue, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

The center serves Thursday night dinners starting at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. on Friday nights. The Helping Hands Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exercise sessions are at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 235-7786.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations.

Programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. Call 235-4556.

Homer Senior Citizens

The Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch costs $7 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for those under 60. The lunch menu for this week is: today, walnut-crusted pork; Friday, shrimp scampi; Monday, shepherd’s pie; Tuesday, honey dijon chicken; Wednesday, pork shoulder; next Thursday, baked ham.

Strong Women classes are 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Homer Senior Center.

Zumba Gold classes with Maria are 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Homer Senior Center.

Tai chi classes are Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555. Duplicate Bridge is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

Strong Women, Zumba and Tai Chi are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Pratt Museum

The Pratt Museum has reopened for the season, with hours daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Register for fall 2019 classes now. Save your space and register early. Payments aren’t due until September. The new fall schedule is out this week. Come by the college and pick one up, or look for them throughout the town.

Computer Game Design and Virtual Reality App Development for-credit classes are offered this fall. Sign up now before the classes are full. Call 235-7743 or visit http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/ to register.

Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center

The Islands & Ocean Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ranger-led talks and walks are Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. All programs are free of charge.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital is accepting proposals for an onsite coffee/espresso vendor at its main facility location at 4300 Bartlett Street. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. July 10. Guidelines and requirements are at www.sphosp.org or by contacting Glenn Radeke, Facilities Director, at 235-0351.

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